I'm a little new here...

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by J316, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. J316

    J316 Registered Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    ...and I need some help...

    I've got some serious spyware problems (bleh, porn addiction... trying to get over it, not working) and I need to get rid of them, and I have this annoying toolbar that I can't find in my programs and I can't get rid of... anybody know of a good free software or whatever that I could use to get rid of this crap on my computer? I've tried the javacool thing, and I don't really know how to use it, if it can remove those things, so any information on that would be greatly appreciated as well...
  2. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

    Jul 28, 2002
    The Gateway to the Blue Hills,WI.
    Spyware Blaster is easy to use.
    You basically run it,update it and click "enable all protections".
    Close the program and that's it.Periodically check for updates.
    Spyware Blaster sets a killbit to prevent malware from installing.I have seen it kill malware that was already installed.

    For a good free antispyware scanner try SUPERAntispyware.

  3. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    USA still the best. But getting worse!
  4. J316

    J316 Registered Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Thank you so much...

    ...I really need to get over this retarded addiction to pornography...
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2007
  5. Thunderess

    Thunderess Registered Member

    Nov 3, 2007
    I don't know if Major Geeks has helpers to help you with registry and anything else. If they don't you can go here and talk to the techs there and they will give you support:

    www.techsupportforum.com Then click on "hijackthis log help" and post your problems in there if you don't get it all cleared up. Make sure you do the 5 steps in the "sticky" thread there.
  6. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Use one of these ISR-softwares, they clean your computer during reboot after visiting porn websites. I do the same, when my wife isn't there and ISR-softwares remove all the traces of my dirty activities, including possible infections.
    Returnil is freeware and perfect for the job. ;)

    Returnil Virtual Sex System Personal Edition v1.70.7502

    If you want to hide dirty pictures, store them in a hidden folder.
    So you can keep your addiction, there is nothing wrong with porn, creating people is always better than killing people.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2007
  7. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

    Feb 18, 2003
    The Big Smoke

    since this is the Javacool support forum, it would be nice if all enquires, recommendations and such were in that vein and all other ones were addressed in the appropriate subforms throughout the site. ;)

  8. Doctor_Who

    Doctor_Who Registered Member

    Mar 3, 2007
    Central Florida
    I guess the mod's don't want me (or anyone) touting the virtues of other brands of software on this forum, so let me just say this.
    "To my knowledge, there is not and never has been a total cleanup and protection program, ever written or distributed, anywhere, by anyone".

    For total system security, you need a Chorus of programs all looking in every nook and cranny of your HD for every possible type of malware.

    I use at least six programs to clean up one of my customers PC's, when they become badly infected by Malware.

    Using the spyware blockers like "SpywareBlaster" is a good place to start.
    If it can't get in, you won't have to remove it later. ;)
    But when you're already infected with Trojans, Worms and the vilest Spyware, Toolbars, Dialers, etc., you need much more that a blocker to get you cleaned up and back on track.

    You may also need the services of a Computer Tech. trained in the art of Malware removal and having the programs to get it done, 100%.

    Good luck J316, (and I love your sig line. PTL! )

    The Doctor :cool:
  9. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

    Nov 28, 2003
    Sky over the Wilders Forest
    Welcome J316,
    I would add BOClean too. This will also help you and it is free too.


    Read the information there too it will help you understand what it will protect you from and what it will clean up in it's malware list that becomes active and attempts to reload you up with what you are attempting to get away from.

    Good Luck. :) :thumb:
  10. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    My suggestion would be:
    Clean completely your PC (if you want to/have time, even a clean Win install).
    After that, add you favorite AV, and then run the browser sandboxed. Empty sandbox after browsing.
    And dump IE, install firefox with NoScript extension.
    Returnil is also a great addition, you just have to get used to it.
  11. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    I agree with the above post. clean pc even start fresh with a reformat If needed and start with a different browser other then IE. Like Firefox -opera -there are other browser as well but the two I mention are popular.I would strongly suggest you resist the porn sites.
  12. Perman

    Perman Registered Member

    Nov 23, 2005

    Looking for cure after infection is always a step too late. Total cure(cleanup) is not impossible, but often impossible. I would, if were you:

    A new start by reformat/reinstallation, coupled with

    A reliable shield; such as Sandbox/virtualization applications, there are several free ones, as for paid ware, I highly recommend DeepFreeze standard, a small investment for a long term, and lasting protection. then sprinkled with

    An on demand AS scanner, such as SAS free, to snatch the catch of the day(spywares).

    With these gears, your dirty surfing may be further fortified. Take care, and be happy.
  13. dawgg

    dawgg Registered Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    At least someone had the nerves to admit it rather than saying "i didn't go onto any shady sites, it just appeared".
    I recommend you run your web-browser through Sandboxie when the withdrawal symptoms/hormones get the best of you ;)
    Simple, and you can delete all history of the activity with a few clicks... no evidence leftover either!
  14. kurchatovium

    kurchatovium Registered Member

    Nov 23, 2007
    I am not an expert by any means but with really bad infections would it not be better to just reformat the drive and reload the OS. Root kits and some malware can be really hard to remove. I would try all the easier methods mentioned above first though.
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